Biz Bites: Working Live!, Coles Miller, Yellow Buses, Lester Aldridge, The Death Planner

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: May 4, 2022 | Updated: 5th May 2022

New business and work TV show Working Live! goes live 

The first of three pilot episodes of a groundbreaking business and work TV show for BCP – Working Live! – has been broadcast.

It was delivered through and also simulcast on LinkedIn and Facebook.

You can see the first episode here.

The new video magazine programme is aimed at the BCP business community – and also those transitioning jobs or looking to regain employment.

Three 20-minute pilot episodes of Working Live! are to be broadcast.

The next are on May 6 and 9 at 12 noon.

Bournemouth-based Limetools Ltd, in association with BCP Council, is delivering the programmes using a dedicated studio in Southcote Road, Bournemouth.

The company is headed by John Dale, a former award-winning programme-maker with the BBC, ITV and Channel Four.

Working Live! is funded by BCP Council’s ARG Stream 3 Bounce Back Challenge Fund Grant Scheme.

Dorset Biz News is the editorial partner, providing journalism and inspiring case studies.

Lucy Ellis is the main anchor host with Kate Shaw as presenter.

Both are accomplished business owners in their own right.

Taking part in the first episode were:

  • Neethu Stephen of Evalua8 Corp Limited
  • Sarah Sikuade, Web designer/developer
  • Georgia Bacon, Student
  • Tim Brown, Managing Director at Superior Seals Ltd
  • Anthony Story, Silicon South
  • Andy Lennox, Founder of the Wonky Table & Fired Up Hospitality Group
  • John Dale, Dorset Cyber Alliance
  • Andy Gratwick, Founder, Easy Riders
  • Russ Ritchie-Haydn, Fat Buoy Bellyboards

More information can be found at


New Partner and Associates at Coles Miller Solicitors

Coles Miller Solicitors has made Michelle Vick a Partner, named Lindsey Arnold as a Senior Associate and created six more Associates.

The appointment of Michelle, who  specialises in residential conveyancing, brings the total number of Partners at Coles Miller to 12.

Broadstone-based Michelle joined Coles Miller from another law firm ten years ago, subsequently qualifying as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Senior Associate Lindsey Arnold is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

She joined Coles Miller’s Family Law Department in 2013 and specialises in complex cases involving divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships and separation, jurisdictional issues, cohabitation/pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, financial remedy proceedings and complex private law regarding children.

Coles Miller’s six new Associates are:

  • Clare Bland, Wills and Probate Solicitor
  • Anna Burton, Family Law Solicitor
  • Kerry Hay, Wills and Probate Solicitor
  • Charlotte Lilley, Commercial Property Solicitor
  • Katie Owen, Conveyancing Solicitor
  • Laura Hall, Conveyancing Solicitor.

Clockwise from top left: Michelle Vick, Lindsey Arnold, Kerry Hay, Katie Owen, Charlotte Lilley, Anna Burton, Clare Bland, Laura Hall.

Roger Leedham, Senior Partner, and Head of the Residential Conveyancing Department, said: “Michelle and Lindsey have worked with us for a number of years and fully deserve these promotions.

“Both of them enjoy a large following of clients who have recommended their services in conveyancing and family law respectively over the years.

“It is also great news to promote Clare, Anna, Kerry, Charlotte, Katie and Laura to the position of Associate. It shows the strength in depth we have in various specialisms at Coles Miller.

“I would like to congratulate them all and wish them continued success with us at Coles Miller.”


Yellow Buses introduces defibrillators at its sites

Yellow Buses has installed two public access defibrillators at its Bournemouth sites.

One is at the bus operator’s Yeomans Way depot and the other at its town centre facility where the control room and drivers’ restroom are located.

They have been introduced in partnership with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT).

The trust provided the equipment and training for Yellow Buses staff.

The defibrillators are located externally at both sites so they can be used by the public to save lives.

David Squire, Managing Director, said: “Whilst we hope that they never need to be used, it is important to preserve life until the healthcare professionals are able to reach the scene.

“As a responsible local employer we are totally committed to both our colleagues and local communities.”

Kate Fisher, SWASFT Assistant Community Responder Officer, Dorset, with Paul Robinson and Vincent Vinter from Yellow Buses, alongside one of the defibrillator units at the Yeomans Way depot in Bournemouth.

Vicki Howard, Head of Volunteering and Community Services at SWASFT, said: “Public access defibrillators, like the ones installed by Yellow Buses, can mean the difference between life and death for a person during a cardiac arrest.

“The quicker a defibrillator is used, the higher the chances of survival are.

“We would like to offer our thanks to David and the Yellow Buses team for installing the defibrillators to support their local community.

“If any other organisation or community group wants to follow Yellow Buses and install a public access defibrillators, then they can do so by contacting SWASFT via [email protected].”


Lester Aldridge announces 14 lawyer promotions

South Coast law firm Lester Aldridge has announced 14 promotions, including two new Senior Associates and 12 new Associates, across its three offices.

The newly promoted Associates are: Nicola Highland, Ruth Chornolutskyy, Emma Feltham, Rebecca Antill, Luke Marshall, Wendy Tsang, Magdalena Lipinska, James Cavanagh, Shelley Cole, Tarron Dobson, Samantha Smith and Eloise Butterworth who is also LA’s Compliance Manager.

In addition, Ola Olayinka, Real Estate Associate, and Ben Kerley, Dispute Resolution Associate, have been promoted to Senior Associates.

All 14 are based across the firm’s three offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London.

They work in a number of specialist fields including Residential Property, Corporate, International Private Client, Property Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate and Compliance teams.

Matthew Barrow, Lester Aldridge’s Managing Partner, said: “Our new Associates and Senior Associates have shown hard work and dedication, enhancing the growth and reputation of the firm.

“We are committed to developing the careers of our staff and look forward to their continued success.”


‘Elephant in the room’ confronted in storytelling show

A one woman show described as confronting the ‘elephant in the room’ – death – with grace and humour is coming to Dorset later this month.

Outside the Box: A Live Show about Death is taking place at Preston Village Hall on Wednesday May 25, 7pm, and is followed by a Q&A.

Themes touched on during the 55-minute storytelling show by Liz Rothschild include how our society handles death and dying, talking or not talking about death, funerals and the full range of options available, involvement of children, preparing for end of life, funeral poverty and comparisons with other countries.

Liz draws on decades of experience as a celebrant and burial ground manager.

The show is sponsored by Weymouth-based The Death Planner.

Owner Kristie Scott, pictured left, who was featured on Dorset Biz News last October, said: “It’s an opportunity I couldn’t resist to provide a unique insight into ‘the elephant in the room’ and the importance of preparing for the end of life.”

Tickets for Outside the Box, price £9, can be purchased here.

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